So this week was my first week back after my long break- a break which was much needed and I was glad I took.
But I have to admit after such a while away from writing I was seriously nervous about getting back to actual writing.
At the beginning of the week I wasn’t even been able to look at the manuscript I’d been working on before Christmas.
I have no idea 😀
I was just really nervous about starting writing again. I’m sure a lot of it was to do with the fact I had such a long break, in which I only did tiny bits of writing here and there, all of which had nothing to do with the story I’m currently working on.
The thing is, it wasn’t even as though I had to start from a blank page. I am nearly finished with my current manuscript, it’s just the last few chapters that need doing, and I know exactly how they are going to go.
But mid-week, I pushed myself past the irrational worry of writing again and got out the folder with all my plans and inspiration sheets.
Well, it was an almost instant reaction.
I flicked through my chapter plans, my character sheets, my pictures and BAM! The excitement flooded back to me!
That intense excitement and passion that came flooding back to me in that moment drowned out any worry I had about writing after such a long break, and I opened up my manuscript and got straight back to it!
And it has been so good getting back to it! I forgot how much I need to write 😀 It was instant relief, and I got so into it I looked up at my clock a while after and three and a half hours had whipped by without me noticing!
Next week I will go back to having my status reports beneath my posts, as they always helped me keep focus and see if I was achieving my goals. My daily word count target during weekdays will still be 2000 words, and as with last year I will be taking weekends off.
So here’s to another great year of writing for us all!
Have you ever had trouble getting back into writing? How do you get your writing skills back into shape? Have you set yourself any daily word count goals?
*This is a scheduled post and I will be back on Monday to reply to comments and emails. Have a great weekend!*